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#India – Priest gets jail for not allowing Dalit woman to enter temple #Vaw #Justice

TNN | Oct 1, 2013, 06.57 PM IST

Priest gets jail for not allowing Dalit woman to enter temple
RAIGARH: A local court on Tuesday sentenced a priest to two years’ rigorous imprisonment for not allowing a Dalit woman to enter a temple in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.

District judge Anil Kumar Shukla sentenced Raja Pandey (63) to two years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 for prohibiting a Dalit woman, MayawatiSarathi, to step into the temple at Chatipali village of Baramkela in Raigarh district around four months ago, public prosecutor Panchanan Gupta said.

The judge said the imprisonment may extend to six months in case of non-payment of fine, he added.

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